WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 3) At a press conference with House GOP leaders reacting to today’s jobs report, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) urged President Obama to “get serious about cutting spending and dealing with America’s ailing economy.” Boehner also highlighted the GOP Plan for America’s Job Creators. Below is text of Boehner’s remarks:
It’s clear from this morning’s jobs report that the economy still isn’t creating enough jobs. If you talk to job creators around the country like we have, they’ll tell you all the over-taxing, over-regulating, and over-spending that’s going on in Washington is creating uncertainty and holding them back.
“This week, House Republicans met with the president, urged him to change course, and to work with us on our plan for new jobs and economic growth in our country. We hope he’ll take us up on our invitation.
“If we’re serious about creating jobs in America, we can’t raise taxes on the very people who create jobs, and keep spending money that we don’t have. Yesterday, Moody’s reinforced our point that an increase in the debt limit without major spending cuts will hurt our economy and destroy jobs. That’s why we’ve said that spending cuts must accompany any increase in the debt limit.
“One look at the jobs report should be enough to show the White House it’s time to get serious about cutting spending and dealing with our ailing economy.”
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